Pub Grub a Foxy meal

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Professional People North East are joining up with the Personal Development Circle North East and other meetup groups in the North East for their monthly pub night at the Fox and Hounds in Newcastle this week.  Typically we have 15-30 people pop along and have something to eat and drink.  It’s very relaxed and informal – so if you are at a loose end why not come along and join us.


Professional People North East
Professional People North East

Professional People North East is a social group for single professionals in the North East who first and foremost want to build friendships and socialise – meeting someone special for some would be a bonus.

Not all single 40+ people want to hit the dating sites or have a friend, colleague or family member play matchmaker for them. So this group is idea for anyone who would like to get out a bit more, build friendships, socialise with other single professionals.

Great thing is that it’s so cheap to join – £10 a year and if you go to our events then you buy your own food, drinks and tickets so you have control of what you spend and can keep within your financial budget.

What do we do? We are an events website that run pub meals, coffee, cinema, friendship group, restaurants in the North East. Members log in – find out what events are on and if they want to go they click the RSVP button to let other members know they will be going – simple!!!

Where do we meet? Newcastle and Gateshead mainly however any member can add a social event to our calendar so if you are in Sunderland, Durham, Tyne Valley, Northumberland that’s fine – just pop up an event on our website (its free to add you own things) at your local pub, coffee shop or maybe a walk somewhere nice, dancing lessons, or whatever interests you. See who comes along and maybe you will be a new friend or 10.

Join us today … Professional People North East


Personal Development Circle North East
Personal Development Circle North East

The Personal Development Circle North East if for people who are interested in their personal self development, they have regular sessions most weeks.  Workshops are called ‘Cafes’ as they are relaxed, informal and there’s plenty coffee/tea to be had.  Sessions include life coaching, building positive relationships, improving confidence and self esteem, engaging the Law of Attraction, Spirituality, NLP, stress, stress management, time management and more.  At only £15 a year for membership which gives access to so many workshops and discussion groups (many discounted to PDCNE members) this website is well worth checking out.

Find out more:  Personal Development Circle North East


Both groups are sponsored by Newcastle Performance Coaching Limited a coaching, training and consultancy business that works with Professional People in the North East to bridge the gap to their success.

Coaching Club – Communication is Projection

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Group coaching sessions working on our 2014 goals, very relaxed and informal.  Whatever the goals are that you are working on  (personal, professional or business) there is something for everyone in this session.


How do you communicate with others?  What signals are you sending out?  Are you getting your message out effectively.  Lots to cover in this great 2 hour interactive session.


Your Coaching for this session is PDCNE organiser – Aly



£15 anyone else who comes along

Cash only – please attend 10-15 minutes before the session start time to make payment on arrival for the session and sort out tea/coffee before we start.

Price includes refreshments.

Remember to bring along a notepad and pen!

Venue – Wallsend Memorial Hall

Date – Saturday 5 April 2014 – 1pm to 3pm

Link to website:



Coaching Club – The Journey to Goal Success

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Well we passed Blue Monday and how many of us are still on track with our goals?  Setting goals is the easy bit.  I challenged members of my Coaching Club to set some great inspiring goals for the first quarter of 2014 and they did a great job. Well they delivered and came up with some cracking goals, I was well impressed.

This week we are looking a Milestones and Resources, looking at commitment to reach our goals and connecting with the great feelings we will have when we achieve success.

The Coaching Club is on each week in January and February (Saturday afternoons) and you get purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.

The PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CIRCLE NORTH EAST workshops kick off tomorrow morning with a Law of Attraction session 10am to 12 noon.  This week we are looking at the Law of Attraction and Health.


Coaching Club - Personal Development Circle North East
Coaching Club – Personal Development Circle North East


Personal Development Circle North East



The meeting is open to ANYONE looking to discuss and explore the Law of Attraction.

Each month we cover a different topic



Below are the topics we will be covering in our 2014 Law of Attraction Cafe.


JANUARY – Health and the Law of Attraction.

• Explore how the Law of attraction can help you with well being and general health.

• Use the power of the universe for pain relief and stress management.

• Discover how your mind can help you use the Law most effectively.

• Attract good health to you and your family.

• This meeting will be held in the Centre for Sport, Newcastle. 

• Refreshments not provided.

• Feel free to bring drink/flask with you.

• The meeting will end 12 noon prompt as the Coaching Club starts at 1pm in the same venue.



FEBRUARY – Your Life Goal and the Law of Attraction

Time for a fresh start?  Discuss how the Law of Attraction can give you the best life purpose that you truly want.

• Map out your next steps and where you see yourself in the coming months.

• Learn techniques to help ditch old behaviours and work effectively with the power of the universe.

• An ideal opportunity to find out more aobut having the life that you really want and discuss with like minded people


MARCH – Money and the Law of Attraction

Let’s talk about finances and how very simply we can work with the universe to bring more financial security, build bigger business and grasp opportunities.  Discuss how to let go of old patterns and learn new ways of visualising abundance coming to you


APRIL – Relationships and the Law of Attraction

MAY – Gratitude and the Law of Attraction

JUNE – Understanding the Law of Attraction

JULY – The Law of Attraction open session

AUGUST – summer break no meeting

SEPTEMBER – Living the Law of Attraction every day

OCTOBER – Tools to help you succeed with the Law of Attraction

NOVEMBER – Take action, Attitude and Gratitude with the Law of Attraction

DECEMBER – No meeting



Refreshments are not included so bring a drink/flask along with you.

£10 meeting fee for members of the Personal Development Circle North East

£15 for non members – tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite


ATTEND BOTH WORKSHOPS FOR £15 (cash on arrival)

Both sessions are held tomorrow at the Centre for Sport, West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne





Law of Attraction Meetings are usually held monthly.

The PDCNE also run ‘Teachings of Abraham’ & ‘Spirituality’ meetings see our calendar for details.


No meeting in August (summer holidays)

No meeting in December (winding down for Christmas)

This meeting will be held in Newcastle, venue may vary.


Goals Goals Goals

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The secret to success often rests with setting great goals … but why should we set goals?


We spend so much of time thinking about what is happening in our life – good and bad – and often wanting things to be changed but not sure what we want instead.  Whatever aspect of our lives it is (family / friendships / career / wellbeing / money etc) there is something that we would want to change.

So how does change start?  Well a good place is in setting goals!

There are many benefits of goal setting.  

Taking Control

Goals are like having an in-built Sat Nav – your goals will take to in a direction you have chosen and for which you want to go.  Setting goals is about articulating your vision (whether in words, pictures, symbols or a combination of).  Your vision will take you on a path to reality and when you have achieved the goal, you improve your life and become a better version of yourself – your confidence and self esteem will increase as you appreciate and acknowledge your achievements.


Focusing on the important things

When  you set goals you are sorting out your priorities – deciding what is most important to you and what can wait.  By focusing your time and efforts on what you want to achieve you are more likely to achieve your goals.


You will make reasoned decisions

Once your Goals have been identified when opportunties come along you are more likely to make the right decisions in line with your goals and medium / long term plans.


You are more likely to achieve you goal sooner

If you remain focused on your goals and keep them in mind.  You will have a focused approach to life and are more likely to concentrate your time, finances and energy with less likelihood in being distracted.


Be confident, be enthusiastic

When you set goals they need to be specific so you can measure your progress.  As you near your goal and monitor your profess this will improve your confidence, keep you motivated and enthusiastic about achieving the final stage which marks your success.

Making progress

Each time you achieved one goal, you will want to set more goals in the knowledge you can get there.  Subsequent goals are often harder to achieve and require more effort.  As you have achieved some goals there is no reason why you cannot go on to bigger and better things with higher goals.


You are closer to success

Every step you take towards your goals is a step nearer to success.

Remember to reward your efforts along the way.


How to set goals

This is easy.  Setting goals that motivate and inspire you to achieve is a tad harder.  Come along to our Coaching Cafe Goals workshop  – set some compelling goals and start on your journey to success.

In the Coaching Club workshop I will take you through the art of setting goals, identify which goals are key to your personal success right now.


Coaching Club - Personal Development Circle North East
Coaching Club – Personal Development Circle North East



To procrastinate or not to procrastinate

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Procrastination can destroy your dreams, before you know it time has passed you by and all of those hopes, dreams and goals have fallen by the wayside.  When that happens it is easy to regret what has happened, to blame yourself and others for the lack of progress or achievement.

The thing with procrastination is that it grabs you tightly with both hands and holds on without you even realising it.  It holds you back and before you know it days, weeks and months pass you by as have many opportunities that came your way and it is too late to follow up.

How much has procrastination cost your or your business?  I am not just talking about money.  I am talking about opportunites that you have not taken up, relationships that have fallen by the wayside, people who you know have moved on to more attentive friends or partners.

It will happen again and again until you learn how to deal with procrastination.  You need to understand how it takes a grip and how you cann cast it aside, ready to change, motivated and excited about new opportunities.

What will you no longer accept in your life?
Are you ready to change?
Are you committed to change?

What will you do?  You can stay where you are right now or learn how to motivate and excel yourself for a bigger brighter future.

Procrastination vs Motivation

Getting back on track.

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Ever felt that you are running around in circles, no clear vision of where you are going or how you will get there?  Were you wasting all your energy?  Did you get annoyed with yourself?  Start throwing your toys out the pram with frustration?  Whether it is your personal life or running your business the emotions can be very similar.

Running your business, especially in the early days, can see you using up all your spare cash and resources, drain your mental energy, and run away with your time. 

It is easy to get absorbed in what is going wrong with the situation, blame others, run around aimlessly for anything and everything that may help.  The thing is that we only know so much and the answers may be outside our consciousness although we may well have the resources required to resolve the situation we are in.

A great resource is to work with a coach who will help you identify what the key challenges are, what resources you may have that have not been utilised yet, and prepare an action plan to get you working smarter to resolve matters.  Working with a coach is like having a compass showing you the way to your destination.  Your coach will keep you focused and on track.  If you get stuck then help is at hand to take stock and reassess the situation to identify the next key steps to get you where you want to be either by the original route you chose or by identifying an alternative route.

In life as in business there are so many decision to make, options to cosider, distractions on our time and focus.  Having said that you can be successful, just find your way with the help and support of a coach.

Contact Newcastle Performance Coaching to book your coaching session in which we will work together to identify the key strategies which will kick you off on your path to personal or business success.  The investment for the first session is only £47 with no obligation to take further sessions.  Contact me for further information.

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Staying motivated.

Procrastination vs Motivation

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Will questioning our values make us happier?

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Will questioning our values make us happier?

The decisions we make in life are often dictated by our values and beliefs.  Most of your values and beliefs would have came from those around you as you grew up; friends, family, teachers, peers.  The values and beliefs that we have are what have shaped us into who we are today.

If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got.  Anthony Robbins.

The values and beliefs we have are what empower us to take action but also what holds us back at times.  If you look back at your life you can often recall where they came from.  Write down what your values and beliefs, ask yourself where they originate from and look for evidence to back them up.

For example being told you are clumsy by an aunt when you were a child may have caused you to grow up believing that you are clumsy.  Interestingly when you look back at your life you are most likely to recall events and occasions when you dropped or damaged something.  However by turning things around and looking for situations where you have not been clumsy, dropped things etc and focus on times where you have can evidence this is not the case your views may change.

Your values and beliefs could be holding you back from succeeding in life; impacting on decisions you take.  For example, not starting a new relationship because you were hurt previously, not seeking career progression as you are worried your peers may resent your success and your relationships may suffer, not losing weight because you have been unsuccessful previously.

Just because you have been unsuccessful previously does not mean that you are a failure, it just means that you may need to look for other resources or skills to help you achieve what it is you are seeking to do.

What is it that makes you happy?

Take some time out with a pen and paper;

  1. Write down 10 things you love doing.
  2. Put the list in order as to the things you enjoy doing most at the top of the list.
  3. Write down next to each answer at least 7 things about what it is that you love about it.
  1. Now write down 10 things you hate doing.
  2. Again put the list in order and put the things you most dislike doing at the top.
  3. Ask yourself what it is about each thing that you least like doing and why, try to come up with 7 answers for each.
  4. Ask yourself if there is any evidence to support why you dislike the things you hate doing?  Has something been said or done to make you feel this way.
  5. Now ask yourself what 7 things could you do to make doing each activity more enjoyable.
  6. Do you feel differently about them differently now?
  7. Are you willing to give them a go?

This is more than just identifying a list of things that you really like doing and the things that you hate doing. The reasons why you like or dislike something often comes down to the values and beliefs you have.  This is normal, as is the desire to challenge our ways of thinking so that we can live a happier more fulfilled life.

The same process applies when you are setting goals.  The secret to great goal setting is more than just writing a list of ‘wants’.  Take time to set goals around things that you love to do and this will make them easier to achieve.  If you come across challenges do not give up, look at the challenge and explore ways to get around them, is the challenge down to your values and beliefs?  If so, look for evidence to disprove a limiting belief and identify ways that you are able to move forward.

When you live your life in accordance with your values and beliefs you will be happy and fulfilled.  If you have limiting beliefs that are not serving you it is fine to question where you got the belief from and seek to replace it with a more empowering belief that will serve you better.

When should you make a start?  No time like the present!  Why put off what you can do now?

(c) Written Aly Sproat, Newcastle Performance Coaching

Further reading:

The Rough Guide to Happiness: Practical steps for all-round well-being (Rough Guide Reference) by Nick Baylis and Rough Guide

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Tony Robbins talks on Motivation in a Slump

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YouTube – Tony Robbins on Motivation in a Slump

Tony Robbins on Motivation in a Slump

Tony Robbins made a guest appearance on NBC’s “TODAY” show, America’s #1 morning TV show. In this interview with Matt Lauer, Tony discussed what it takes to thrive, not just survive, in today’s economy.

Further reading

I am a huge fan of Tony Robbins, it was after purchasing some of his products I took the step of working with a coach of my own and training to be a coach myself.  Tony is one of the worlds greatest motivational speakers. 

Awaken the Giant within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Life by Anthony Robbins

Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement by Anthony Robbins

Get Off Your “But”: How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself by Anthony Robbins and Sean Stephenson

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If you were thinking of creating a membership site check this out, it works with WordPress!!

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Were you thinking about creating a membership site? If not you really could be leaving money on the table.

If so, you may want to take a look at this: Wishlist

It’s a solution built for “everyday people” – that means you don’t need to be a technical genius to figure it out.

Plus, if you use WordPress, you’ll be excited to know that Wishlist was built specifically for WordPress 🙂

It has all the bells and whistles you would expect but they’ve also got a number of other VERY cool features.

These videos will show you exactly what I mean:


Aly the Geordie Coach

P.S Installation is SUPER easy. It’s just like uploading a regular WordPress plugin 🙂

Welcome to the blog of the ‘Geordie Coach’

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Geordie coach here, welcome to my blog, and enjoy.  It contains whatever interests me on the day, it may be relevant to health, wealth, wellbeing, business or just ramblings, I hope you come and enjoy my journey with me.

kind regards

Aly the Geordie Coach


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